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Old 08-24-2010, 08:38 AM   #1
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Smile How to find out my linux kernal version and kernal configuration file location

Hi All,

I am using redhat linux enterprise linux 5 , could you pleae help me out how to find out the linux kernal version and kernal configuration file location .
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Welcome to LQ. To find your kernel version, type into a terminal
uname -a
The config file is usually at
Old 08-25-2010, 02:35 AM   #3
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Just for info sometimes I used to see the config file inside /boot directory also combined with kernel name, may be its of different distro and differnet installation type.

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